The glorious India Art Fair is back with its 8th edition giving all the art lovers a reason to soak in all the creativity! With over 70 galleries with 18 new upcoming participants this year, it’ll be taking place from the 28th - 31st January at the NSIC grounds, so save the date and take a look at the 7 most exciting things to do there!
This year will see the fair dividing the space into 5 main sections for the convenience of the visitors as well as the exhibitors.
The sections will be - Galleries - to feature leading Indian and international galleries, Platform - which will represent young emerging artists or collectives from throughout South Asia, Focus - for solo presentations, Projects - for large scale structures and site-specific installations and Institutional - showcasing leading international and Indian museums and art foundations.
The essence of the event is capturing the innate culture and diversity of South Asia. This year, you’ll get to witness participation of artists from countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan - throwing open the stage wider than ever before and embracing the east!
All those who cherish their classics will be disappointed as works of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and A-list Indian artists will be on display. One of the first recipients of post-independence honours of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Ram Kumar's work is often thought to express the journey in search for the Indian Identity. His work will be on view at Aakriti Art Gallery.
Eminent film and literature dignitaries will also take turns in enlightening us with their stories and experiences. Look out for Javed Akhtar’s talk ‘Convergent Boundaries: Where Art and Literature’ Meet on 29th January (11:30 - 12:30 PM) besides sessions with Sunitha Kumar Emmart (Founder, GALLERYSKE) and Sudarshan Shetty (artist and curator of Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016) on the Artist and the Gallerist.
Booklovers have a treat coming their way as speakers such as Vishwajyoti Ghosh, author of Delhi Calm, Orijit Sen, author of River of Stories and Sarnath Banerjee, author of The Harappa Files will be addressing in a joint session titled Godrej India Culture Lab Pop Up 2 - The Great Indian Graphic Novel on 30th January from 5 - 6:30PM.
To make the presentation even more dynamic and far-reaching this year, the India Art Fair is organizing film screenings curated by the Shai Heredia, famous filmmaker and director of Experimenta for the first time. Short films moving in character and pushing the boundaries of motion art will surely provide a truly enriching experience.
Following a tradition that began in 1975, BMW India, who is also the title sponsor this year will showcase one of its legendary art cars at the India Art Fair! According to BMW, every year a jury of renowned curators of museums from around the world selects an artist who’s given complete freedom of expression. We can’t wait to witness it for ourselves!
Visitors Hours -
29th - 30th January, 2016 (Friday and Saturday)
Timings | 2 PM - 8 PM
31st January, 2016 (Sunday)
Public Hours | 11 AM - 7 PM
Tickets | http://in.bookmyshow.com/events/india-art-fair-2016/ET00037321
See you there!